Thomas Boylan and Martha Boylan Healy Keane, acct. 13095
Additional Information on Martha Boylan:
Martha Boylan was married to Thomas Boylan when she opened her first account, and we have included the deposit ledger from his first EISB account because it shows how much one could save running a saloon. But Thomas died in June 1857 and by September Martha had remarried a man named Healy. Yet Healy (we don't know his first name) died within a year of marrying Martha. Martha continued throughout this period to describe herself to the bank as the operator of a "liquor store." Very soon after his death, Martha married Patrick Keane (a.k.a. Kane). Patrick Keane died sometime between mid-1864 and mid-1865, and Martha continued running their Oak Street liquor store until she died some time around 1870.
New York Sun, Tuesday, June 9, 1857
BOYLAN—On June 7th, of pleurisy, Thomas Boylan, in the 26th year of his age. A native of Dublin, Ireland. His friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend his funeral, from his late residence, No. 39 Oak street, this Tuesday, 9th inst., at 2 o’clock p.m. Dublin papers please copy.
New York Herald, Saturday, May 20, 1871
I. S. WEINBERGER, AUCTIONEER, sells on Monday, May 22, at 10½ o’clock, at No. 39 Oak street, the entire Stock and Fixtures of a Grocery and Liquor Store; also Horse and Wagon. Particulars in Monday’s advertisement.
Trow’s NYC Directory for the Year Ending May 1, 1864, p. 453: Keane, Patrick, liquors, 39 Oak
Trow’s NYC Directory for the Year Ending May 1, 1865, p. 463: Keane, Patrick, liquors, 39 Oak
Trow’s NYC Directory for the Year Ending May 1, 1866, p. 508: Keane, Martha, liquors, 39 Oak
Trow’s NYC Directory for the Year Ending May 1, 1868, p. 539: Kane, Martha, wid. Patrick, h 39 Oak